Andaz opens second New York property

9 Jul 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Hyatt has opened its second property in New York under the Andaz brand, a 184-room hotel on 5th Avenue opposite the city’s Public Library.

The Andaz 5th Avenue is the fifth property worldwide by the brand, following openings in London’s Liverpool Street, West Hollywood, New York’s Wall Street and San Diego. The hotel is located at 485 5th Avenue, in a building formerly housing a Rogers, Peet and Co. Department store and later the global headquarters of Tommy Hillfiger.

The hotel’s interiors have been designed to be “both loft-like and evocative of the city’s century-old apartment residences”, with features including a 14-foot vermillion painting by Carlos Capelan, and a sculpture by Nick Hornby. 

Rooms start at just under 31sqm, and have black-washed poplar shutters enclosing the bathrooms, which feature travertine marble, dual sinks, black porcelain footbaths, rainfall shower heads and C.O. Biglow amenities. Of the 184 rooms there are 36 suites, including six with terraces overlooking the library.

Facilities include a ground-level shop and 38-seat restaurant, a cellar bar, and around 600sqm of meeting space holding up to 400 guests and featuring an open kitchen, a bar and a courtyard.

The hotel is currently offering preview rates from US$295, with full rates of US$435 applying from September 1.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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